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POSTED: Friday, June 29, 2012, 10:56 AM

The Montgomery County Commissioners today issued a "Code Red" for Montgomery County beginning at noon today and ending at 8 p.m.

The action is based on the recommendation of the county health department and a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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POSTED: Friday, June 29, 2012, 5:45 PM

The Alliance Francaise de Philadelphia will honor Derek Gillman, of Merion, president of the Barnes Foundation, with its Ambassador of the Arts Award at the annual Bastille Day dinner event.

The July 14 event will be held at the Independence Seaport Museum.

Nancy Gabel, of Wynnewood, vice president of the alliance and chair of the Bastille Day event, said a cocktail reception is planned for 7 p.m.

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POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:43 PM

We received a snail-mail letter this morning from  William F. Marcovitz who lives in Wayne.

He writes, “Once again, we are in the hot summer season. I want to ask, implore and warn everyone to leave your pets at home!

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POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:31 PM

The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown is discounting admission to $4 per person on Monday, July 4th. That may make it possible for cash-strapped families to enjoy the zoo without spending lots of money.

There will be live animal encounters, music, food and a moon bounce. Oh, and the prairie dog exhibit was just refurbished; the little fellas are back in it. You can see the one on guard, as usual, as the others go about their business.

There are also a cool eagle canyon, huge bison, and of course the cougars, who pad around their rocky habitat. There is also a pair of falcons and some neat monkeys and frogs.

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 12:20 PM

It used to close in summer.

Now the Nearly New Consignment Shop, a fixture in Ardmore for half a century, closes for good this Friday, according to an item this morning on Ardmore Patch. http://ardmore.patch.com/

This comes as a shock to those who loved to browse among the gently-used clothes, bric-a-brac, books and furniture in the white clapboard house on Athens Avenue at Rittenhouse Place.

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:27 AM

Walla Fest returns to the Centre Theater on July 8 with contemporary music beginning at 7 p.m.

The show includes new bands from the tri-state region as well as Walla favorites from the past year's festivals: The Vitals, The Chelsea Kills, Heavy C, Good Nature, and The Districts.

As an added attraction, an art show on the first floor will feature work by Chris Hiedel, Jess Kuronen, Yesenia Bello, Ant Bui, Keba Robinson, Precious Evans, Marcus Branch and Vi Tran.

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 2:26 PM

West Conshohocken -- PennDOT announced today that Balligomingo Road will close at Route 23 on July 9, as work crews realign the critical local intersection. The road will remain closed for 10 months.

Route 23, also known as Front Street, is expected to reopen in late July.

In the meantime, PennDOT said, there will be detours:

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:48 AM

John Fleming of Wyndmoor Hose Co. #1 writes this morning to say a caption with yesterday's blog post about the pink fire siren was misleading, so we will recraft for clarity.

Each time the siren sounds, it's to summon volunteers to a fire call, he says. At the same time, however, donors have pledged to give a set amount of money. The end amount donated will be determined by the number of times the sirens goes off during the three-month fundraising period.

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